Characterisation and Drama Techniques - CHRISTCHURCH
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Characterisation and Drama Techniques - CHRISTCHURCH

New Zealand's Supreme Grand Tease 2017 Lilly Loca is coming down to Christchurch to crown the 2018 Grand Tease New Zealand winner, as well as bring her highly reviewed workshop 'Characterisation & Drama Techniques' with her! 

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Duration: 2 Hours
Restrictions: 16+ Years Only
Experience: Beginner - Advanced
General Admission Cost: $40.00pp cash on the day.
Special Cost: $35.00pp cash on the day for those who attend the Grand Tease Finale the night before. Tickets here:
Venue: TBC - depending on enrolments.

Minimum of 5 people to be booked in for the workshop to go ahead.

Payment: Pre-payment via bank transfer. 

This class is dedicated to helping you learn about the techniques of drama (voice, body, movement and space), character & movement, and how you can apply them to any style of performance!

Natalie (aka. Lilly Loca) is a professionally trained and experienced Drama Teacher (Grad Dip. Secondary Teaching) and has been teaching since 2009. Combined with her experience as a professional actress, presenter, MC and producer in New Zealand, this will be one workshop you won't want to miss.

Known for being the 'mistress of disguise' and for her various characters, she'll help you develop as a performer and a person!

In this two hour intensive, you will learn the following though various different exercises:

- Voice - pitch, tone, volume, accent
- Body - facial expression, posture, eye contact, gesture
- Movement - timing, energy, dance
- Space - personal, general, levels
- Seven levels of tension
- The basics of improvisation
- Characterization
- Melodramatic techniques

This workshop is fabulous for anyone regardless of experience. So long as you have an open mind and are eager to participate, there's a space for you!

You will also get a resource booklet to take home with you.

What you will need to bring/wear:

- Comfortable clothes that don't restrict your movement
- Water & Food
- Notepad & pen for making jot notes
- A sense of fun and an open mind!

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Bambina Bumpers Beginners Burlesque - 2 DAY INTENSIVE @ Uxbridge
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Bambina Bumpers Beginners Burlesque - 2 DAY INTENSIVE @ Uxbridge

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Dates: Wednesday 14th and Wednesday 21st March, 2018.

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm.

Venue: Uxbridge Creative Centre. 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, Auckland

Cost: $129.00

Bookings: or buy online here:

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Are you keen to shimmy your way to sparkly stardom? Want to unleash your inner goddess?

Learn the art of burlesque with Lilly Loca, East Auckland's own multi award winning burlesque virtuoso! You'll learn the history of burlesque, as well as classic moves, glove peels, boa wrangling, stage presence, characterisation and so much more.

In this intensive, you’ll learn the following: 

- The rich history of burlesque, along with the various different styles and inspirations
- How to accentuate and flaunt your best bits!
- Burlesque 101 - staple burlesque moves, glove peels and boas
- Props & Costumes (oh the sparkles!)
- Burlesque and You - how to develop your burlesque persona + etiquette
- Basic character and stage presence

There will also be a chance for a Q&A at the end of the intensive.

Attendees will need to bring along the following:
- Notebook & pen
- Water bottle
- Food

Lilly will provide:
- 1x pair of gloves
- 1x feather boa (feel free to bring your own if you wish)
- Print outs of moves and information discussed in class

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2:00 PM14:00

HAMILTON - Burlesque Poses, Moves and Grooves

Are you in a bit of a creative funk and need some inspiration for poses, moves and grooves for your next routine?

Restrictions: 18+ Years Only

Experience: Beginner - Advanced

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Have a ball in this fun 1.5 hour workshop, where Lilly will help you accentuate your best bits and also teach you some classic poses and walks you can incorporate into your next burlesque routine. 

This workshop is fabulous for anyone regardless of experience. So long as you have an open mind and are eager to participate, there's a space for you!

What you will need to bring/wear:

- 1x boa (feather or otherwise)

- 1x pair of gloves (preferably elbow or opera length)

- Comfortable clothes that don't restrict your movement

- Water

- Notepad & pen for making

Cost $30

Registrations essential email to secure you place

More about Lilly Loca:

Lilly Loca is somewhere between a film noir Femme Fatale and the Pink Panther: lithe, glamorous and totally mischievous. She is both headliner and headmistress, chameleon and comedian, seducer and showgirl…Whatever the performance, you’re in safe, spectacular, and ever so sparkly hands. 

Lilly Loca is one of New Zealand’s most well known and decorated burlesque performers and MCs. As the reigning national title holder of Supreme Grand Tease 2017, as well having procured many other accolades under her sparkly garter belt, she has also travelled and performed overseas everywhere from Hollywood to Hamilton. She has performed her mixture of classical and gender bending performances at over 170 burlesque shows and events, many of which have been well documented by the NZ media. She is a regular with TV Three and the New Zealand Herald crowned her “Queen of Burlesque.” 

Alongside her performing career, Lilly is on the of country’s largest burlesque show producers, owning Va Va Voom Productions, who specialise is burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville shows and events. She also runs Bambina Burlesque Academy, a school for aspiring bumpers and grinders. Not only that, she is also the headmistress and MC for Dr Sketchy Auckland, which offers art monkeys a fun, unique space to draw and be entertained. 

Lilly Loca is exactly as her name suggests, beautiful, exotic and with a dash of delicious craziness.

For more on Lilly, see or

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